Taking a regular break and having a supportive social network helps carers to continue providing the best care they can.
Carers WA Linking Together Social Support groups provide an opportunity to take a short break from your caring role to meet others in your local community. Groups are run monthly across WA.
Linking Together Social Support group attendance is free, however, you must be registered with Carers WA.
To view a list of our current groups click here.
Are you interested in championing a group in your area? You may be the perfect candidate for one of our volunteer Group Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator positions.
Helping facilitate a group can be a rewarding experience. You will be provided with all the training and tools you need as well as reimbursement for any out of pocket expenses.
To find out more click here.
‘My blood pressure has gone down and it’s good for my general wellness not to feel like I am struggling alone. Attending these carer groups make me more refreshed and cheerful around the person I care for.’
‘Just a couple of hours each month really helps me mentally & spiritually, I have got to have something to look forward to and meeting other caring people is very uplifting, I always return feeling more relaxed.’
‘When you know other people are having similar experiences you feel less alone and know others genuinely understand what you are experiencing. I find it a great source of information and support.’